UNC Launches National Initiative to Support First Responders

August 13, 2020

Heroes Health is a new, app-based mental health support initiative supporting healthcare workers and first responders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The app provides brief surveys each week to empower these workers to check in with themselves, track their mental health symptoms, and connect with wellness resources, from 24/7 crisis helplines to meditation apps and even links to retail discounts. Heroes Health is available free of charge through Google Play and Apple’s App Store to any healthcare worker or first responder in the United States with additional features for healthcare and EMS institutions that want to deploy it across their organizations. To learn more, please visit the Heroes Health Initiative website at